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Central Warehousing Corporation

Central Warehousing Corporation was established during 1957 to provide logistics support to the agricultural sector. It is a public Warehouse operator offering logistics services to diverse group of clients. CWC operates 432 Warehouses across the country with a storage capacity of 9.96 million tonnes providing warehousing services.[1][2] These services includes foodgrain warehouses, industrial warehousing, custom bonded warehouses, container freight stations, inland clearance depots and aircargo complexes.

Function:
 
The Warehousing Corporation act, 1962:Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Central Warehousing Corporation may--[3]
 
Subscribe to the share capital of a State Warehousing Corporation;
Act as agent of the Government for the purposes of the purchase, sale, storage and distribution of agricultural produce, seeds, manures, fertilizers, agricultural implements and notified commodities; and
Carry out such other functions as may be prescribed.
The Warehousing Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2011 has been proposed in the Lok Sabha by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution seeking to make Mini-Ratna company Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) an independent body without government being a guarantor.
 
Operation:
 
CWC operations include scientific storage and handling services for more than 400 commodities include Agricultural produce, Industrial raw-materials, finished goods and variety of hygroscopic and perishable items.
 
Scientific Storage Facilities for commodities including hygroscopic and perishable items through network of 476 warehouses in India with its 5,658 trained personnel.
Import and Export Warehousing facilities at its 36 Container Freight Stations in ports and inland stations.
Bonded Warehousing facilities .
Disinfestation services.
Handling, Transportation & Storage of ISO Containers.
CWC enables the movement of imported and exportable goods to and from the port towns and has developed infrastructure of Container Freight Stations & Inland Clearance Depots throughout the country. It operates 36 CFSs/ ICDs where composite services for containerised movement of import/export cargo are provided. The Warehousing Corporation is empowered to acquire and build Warehouses for storage of Agricultural produce, seeds, fertilizers and other notified commodities and also to act as an agent of the Central Warehousing Corporation or of the Government, for the purpose of purchases, sales storage, distribution etc., of Agricultural Commodities in time of need.[6] Though it has been criticised for lack of manpower and technologically equipped warehousing facility.[7]

Central Warehousing Corporation news

Meeting convened by Member CWC of India EU Water Partnership

New Delhi: A meeting was convened online under the chairmanship of Shri. Kushvinder Vohra, Member (WP&P), CWC,  on 18th January 2021 on different activities under nine Priority Areas of Phase I of India-EU Water Partnership and way forward to Phase II of IEWP that started on 1st Novemb
Posted Date :  20-01-21

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Shri Sudhanshu Pandey, Secretary MOCA visit CWC

New Delhi: Shri. Sudhanshu Pandey, Secretary, MOCA, F&PD, GOI, inspected CWC Training Centre at IGMRI, Hapur along with officials of CWC, IGMRI, Ministry, FCI, and State Govt. He visited the e-Learning center's lecture halls, canteen, hostel, museum, laboratories, etc.  He emphasized
Posted Date :  20-01-21

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CWC signed MoU with WAPCOS

Gujarat: Central Water Commission signed MoU with WAPCOS for consultancy work of Design and Drawings of Bhadbhut Barrage Project, Gujarat.  WAPCOS Limited, Water and Power Consultancy Services (India) Limited is a consultancy organization and public sector undertaking under the Ministry of J
Posted Date :  16-01-21

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Central Warehousing Corporation signed MoU with MoFPI

New Delhi: Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC), A CPSE public warehouse operator signed an MOU with the Ministry of Food Processing Industries today Jan 14, 2021, to expand the Ministry's financial assistance scheme to private investors to develop an Integrated Cold Chain and Value Added Infra
Posted Date :  14-01-21

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CWC Celebrates Vigilance Awareness Week

New Delhi: Shri Sudhanshu Pandey, IAS, Secretary (F&PD), Government of India, Ministry of Consumer Affairs Food & Public Distribution, while addressing the Central Warehousing Corporation officials on the occasion of the Vigilance Awareness Week, 2020, conveyed clear message that transpar
Posted Date :  02-11-20

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CWC Brave Warriors disinfected 37 Air India Express Aircrafts

New Delhi: CWC Brave Warriors have disinfected 37 Air India Express Aircrafts (B737-800) being used for repatriation of Indians stranded Abroad. CWC Technical team (JTA/TA/Supervisor) personally provided 24*7 seamless services and disinfected around 22 aircrafts in Kerala, 8 aircrafts in Karnata
Posted Date :  20-05-20

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Shri R. K. Jain Chairman CWC taken a meeting of CWC officers

New Delhi: Chairman CWC, Sh R. K. Jain on 12.04.2020 at 6 PM taken a meeting of CWC officers regarding status of DPR preparation & Appraisal of Ujh MP Project. Meeting was taken on Zoom. Sh. S. K. Haldar, Member Water Planning & Projects (WP&P) and Sh. R. K. Gupta Member, D&R, CWC attended the Me
Posted Date :  13-04-20

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CWC contributes rs. 5.65 crores to the PM Cares Fund

New Delhi: Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC),a PSU under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, has contributedRs.5.65 crores (Rs.5.00crore from CSR fund and employees’ voluntarily contribution of one day salary, Rs.65.42 lakhs)to the PM CARES Fund, created following
Posted Date :  04-04-20

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CWC handled 5.60 lakh MT foodgrain in 11 states

New Delhi: CWC handled 5.60 lakh MT foodgrain in 11 states During the last nine days of National Lockdown, CWC has handled 148 rakes in 11 states, transacting 2.62 Lakh MT of foodgrains. Further, CWC handled 5.60 lakh MT foodgrain (Rice - 3.26 lakh MT & Wheat - 2.34 lakh MT. *2.62 lacs MT) meant
Posted Date :  03-04-20

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CWC officers completed training at IISc

Bangalore: Officers of CWC completed training at IISc Bangalore on Advanced Technologies for Water Resources Management.Training programme included various sessions on System Engineering, Urban Flood, Remote Sensing, GIS, Digital Elevation model , IoT in water resources management, visits to lab
Posted Date :  14-03-20

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CWC joint panel team visit to the ICAR campus

New Delhi: ICAR-CWC joint panel meeting held today on 13.03.2020 under the Chairmanship of Secretary DARE &DG, ICAR and co-chairmanship of Chairman,CWC.After the meeting of Joint Panel, team made a field visit to the ICAR campus.
Posted Date :  13-03-20

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CWC signs MoU with Water Resources Department

New Delhi: An MoU signed by CWC with Water Resources Department, Govt. of Karnataka WRD on 20.02.2020 to provide detailed Engineering Consultancy for replacement of 136 gates of Krishna Raja Sagara (KRS) Dam.
Posted Date :  27-02-20

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Shri S K Haldar WP and P wing taken a review meeting on at CWC

New Delhi: Sh. S.K. Haldar, Member Water Planning & Projects (WP&P) Wing has taken a review meeting on 26.02.2020 at CWC (Hq) regarding “West Bengal Major Irrigation and Food Management Project (WBMIFMP)” posed for External Assistance with World Bank & Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AI
Posted Date :  26-02-20

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